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All of India is under complete coronavirus lockdown

March 24th, 2020

India, the world’s second-most populous country after China, has gone into a complete lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Everything except for essential services, including health services and grocery stores, will be closed for a minimum of 21 days starting at midnight local time. India reported its first coronavirus case in late January. Currently, there …

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NASA will spy on India’s crashed moon lander next week

September 14th, 2019

Late last week, India’s ISRO space agency experienced utter heartbreak when its Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander went quiet moments before its expected touchdown. The spacecraft slammed into the Moon rather than landing softly, and nobody really knows if it’s still alive, or what kind of shape it’s in. To help its space-faring friends in India, NASA …

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India’s Moon lander is poised to make history

September 3rd, 2019

With so many eyes on missions to Mars and other interesting destinations in our solar system, it might seem like making it to Earth’s Moon is old hat. Nothing could be further from the truth, and to date, just three countries (the United States, USSR, and China) have managed to land softly on the lunar …

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India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone

August 20th, 2019

India is now poised to become the fourth country on Earth to pull off a soft Moon landing. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the Chandrayaan-2 mission in late July — after a “technical snag” delayed the launch by about a week — and it just hit another major milestone on its way to …

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India successfully launches Moon mission after earlier scrub

July 22nd, 2019

India’s Space Research Organization expected to launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission last week, pushing the country one big step closer to becoming the fourth country to complete a soft landing on the Moon. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go to plan, and the mission had to be called off at the last moment due to what was …

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India’s Moon lander mission hits ‘snag’ moments before launch

July 15th, 2019

The United States and Russia may have paved the way to the Moon, but as technology advances, we’re seeing many more countries launching their own lunar exploration missions. India is one of those countries, and its Chandrayaan-2 mission will attempt to land a spacecraft on Earth’s tiny neighbor, but not yet. The launch was scheduled …